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My Town: Grandwich competition returns to Grand Rapids July 8
My Town: Grandwich competition returns to Grand Rapids July 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Restaurants across Grand Rapids will give you a new solution to satisfy your taste buds starting Tuesday, July 8 as the Grandwich competition returns.

This is the 4th year for the contest, which determines Grand Rapids’ favorite sandwich.  This year, there are 26 entries featuring a variety of ingredients, from a bun made of deep fried Ramen noodles to jicama slaw.   This year’s entries include:

  • Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese – A Moveable Feast
  • Crazy Train- Bagger Dave’s
  • Picnic on the Grand – Birch Lodge
  • Name TBA - Bulls Head Tavern
  • Madame Cheshire –Cheshire Grill
  • Gwammich- CitySen Lounge in CityFlats Hotel
  • Name TBA- Fat Johnny’s Cheesesteak Co.
  • Rueben Cuban- Flanagan’s Irish Pub
  • Wake-N-Bacon – Grand Rapids Brewing Company
  • Sausage Mac Daddy- Grand Woods Lodge
  • Über – Hopcat
  • El Zorro – McFaddens Restaurant and Saloon
  • Porchetta Sandwich – Osteria Rossa
  • II Bacio – Peppinos Sports Grille
  • PBAB&J – Reserve Wine & Food
  • The Artisan – Rowster New American Coffee
  • Phoenix- San Chez
  • Name TBA- Six.One.Six
  • The Fresh Start- Skywalk Deli
  • The Triple Crown – SpeakEZ Lounge
  • Nada-Cuban – Stella’s Lounge
  • The Enlightenment – Taco Bar Company
  • The Tavern Sweet Beef – Tavern on the Square
  • Pulled Pork with Cascade Hop BBQ – Terra GR
  • Ramen Burger – The B.O.B.
  • Grilled Caprese Sandwich – The Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott

For detailed descriptions of all the sandwiches and to register to vote, visit Downtown GR’s Grandwich website here.

Last year, the now-shuttered McKay’s Downtown won the Grandwich competition with its Royale with Blue Cheese.  Hopcat took second place, followed by Grand Rapids Brewing Company, which also won the people’s choice award.